07/11/2021 11:03 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Prime Minister receives leaders of France’s major groups

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 5 received leaders of some major business and groups of France and Europe, including MSC and Airbus, during his official visit to France.

Talking with the PM, Ammar Kanaan, CEO of MSC/ TIL, the world’s second largest cargo container company, expressed his wish to cooperate with some Vietnamese partners to develop an international transit port in the Can Tho-Ho Chi Minh City area in the south.

According to Kanaan, the formation of the international transit port will help strengthen the role of Vietnam in maintaining the global supply chain and cut time and costs for transport goods from Vietnam to Europe and America, thus contributing to raising the Vietnamese economy’s competitiveness.

PM Chinh supported the idea, and proposed the group study to invest in Vietnam’s seaport area from now to 2025, helping increase the goods in transit in the country.

At a reception for Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer at Airbus, PM Chinh welcomed effective cooperation between the aircraft manufacturing group and Vietnamese airlines in recent times.

He told Scherer a number of Vietnam’s economic development orientations in the coming time, with a focus on high technology, clean energy, digital technology, and space economy development.

He also suggested that Airbus, with its experience, provide consultancy for the Vietnamese Government on improving the quality of human resources, thus contributing to institutional building.

On the occasion, Vietnam’s Vietjet and Airbus inked a strategic partnership agreement on the delivery timeline for 119 aircraft of the airline’s existing backlog and a cooperation for the development of Vietjet’s wide-body fleet together with other supporting terms for the airline post COVID-19 period./.